• +44 (0)1922 711185
  • sales@surespancovers.com
CPD Slide Out
+44 (0)1922 711185
Access Products
Roof Access Hatches Thermally Broken

Innovative design,
manufacture and
modern technology in use

Find out More
CPD Seminar
Surespan CPD Seminars

Request a
CPD seminar

Find out More
Dome Skylights
Polycarbonate Rooflight Domes

Dome skylights
in a variety of sizes

Find out More
Distribution to USA
Comprehensive Distribution Network

60% of Surespan products
Sold overseas

Bespoke Roof Hatches
Bespoke Roof and Floor Hatches

For internal
And external use

Find out More


Roof Access

All Surespan roof access hatches are engineered with the best available materials, primarily aluminium or stainless steel, to any grade to provide the ultimate in performance and also complement the building.

Find Out More

Manual Opening Roof Hatch


Roof hatches are thermally broken, and offer curb liner and internal cablock as standard.

High Spec Stainless Steel Roof Hatch

Stainless Steel

Thermally broken stainless steel Hatch - High corrosion resistant properties available as Grade 304 or 316.

Double Leaf Hatch

Double Leaf

Custom made to any size double leaf roof access hatches designed to support live load of 200 kg/m2.

Sliding Roof Hatch


Ideal where there is a height restriction or risk of high wind, ensuring your roof hatch is operable in all weather conditions.



Rooflights are available in double, triple or quadruple layer options and in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Conservation Roof Hatch


Retrofit roof hatches for heritage and period buildings. Thermally Broken low-profile roof hatch manufactured in aluminium.



All Surespan SRHG glazed roof access hatches are manufactured using thermally broken extruded sections as standard, offering clients excellent energy conservation properties and substantially reducing internal condensation or frost formation.

Find Out More

Fixed Glazed Hatch

Fixed Glazed

Surespan FGL fixed glazed rooflights incorporate a frameless design eliminating water ponding.

Glazed Hatch


Manufactured using thermally broken extruded sections as standard. Excellent energy conservation properties.

Boxed Glazed hatch

Boxed Glazed

Factory pre-assembled and tested boxed hinged rooflights are the perfect option for terraced access.

Vertical glazed


Surespan vertical lift ventilators are ideal where there is a height restriction or risk of high wind.

Walk-on Glazed hatch

Walk-on Glass

Pavement smoke vents designed with a pan type lid and structural bond system which provides a slim sightline.

Flatglass Rooflights


High-end solution for natural lighting and ventilation. Glazed elements ensure the utmost quality as well as efficiency.


Floor Access

Surespan floor access hatches are rated up to FACTA class E for vehicular traffic in off-street locations. Our floor access hatches come complete with stainless steel gas spring and hardware.

Find Out More

HIAC Recessed Floor Hatch

HIAC Recessed

Designed to cover a wide range of applications and finishes; from patterned tread plate to walk-on glass.

Internal Access

IAC Access Cover

Internal access cover with a tread plate lid and gas spring assistance designed for non-weatherproof application

SAC Flush hatch

SAC Flush

Designed for a range of applications, from water treatment and plant access to emergency exits.

E Class Heavy Duty Floor Hatch

E Class

Type EHDC E Class Heavy Duty Floor Access Covers are designed to take loadings of up to 16 tonnes.

RSI Upstand Hatch

RSI Upstand

Surespan RSI aluminium single or double leaf upstand floor access covers are rated at 2.5 or 5kN/m2 loading.

Floor Ducting

Floor Ducting

High grade aluminium sections with profiles designed to incorporate cost and time saving features.


AOV Smoke Ventilators

Surespan SRHE/AOV automatic ventilators are designed to open in a variety of formats from standard 140° through to 160° that are recommended for high wind conditions. All Surespan AOVs are CE Marked to EN12101-2.

Find Out More

Single AOV

Single 140° AOV

Meets the requirements of Building Regulations, Approved Document B, BS9999 and EN12101-2, supplied CE marked.

Single Smoke Vent Rooflight

Single 160° AOV

With three different methods of activation, CO release, electrical and electromagnetic activation.


Jakdor Logo

JAKDOR is the market leader in ceiling access panels and wall access panels.

Manufactured by Surespan using innovative design and manufacturing processes, we provide a full range of access panels for internal and external uses.

Find Out More

Wall access panel

Wall Access

Allow easy access into the wall cavity where controls need to be quickly accessed for maintenance or emergency measures.

Ceiling Access Panel

Ceiling Access

Ceiling access panels with removable metal or plasterboard door. Loft access panels also available.



Surespan designs and supplies Biomass fuel doors in a variety of designs to suit all types of application. Biomass covers can be operated either manually, hydraulically or electrically and manufactured in aluminium. For single or double leaf, upstand access covers are rated at 5kN/m² loading with our flush floor covers being capable of taking traffic loading up to FACTA Class E.

Find Out More

SAC Flush Biomass Door

SAC Flush

For traffic areas. Manufactured in magnesium alloy with marine alloy frames or stainless steel.

RSI Upstand Biomass Door

RSI Upstand

For non-traffic areas. Aluminium single or double leaf upstand access covers are rated at 2.5 or 5kN/m2 loading



Surespan ladders are designed specifically for use where safe, vertical access is required. The standard designs of the access ladder together with the range of accessories give specifiers flexibility and choice.

Find Out More

Standard Ladder


Standard designs of the ladder together with the range of accessories give specifiers flexibility and choice.

Ship Ladder

Ship Ladders

Ships Ladders are compatible with the Surespan size 8 Speed Klamp magnesium alloy handrail and fittings.

Zip Ladder

Zip Ladders

Incorporating deep and wide anti-slip treads and a counterbalance spring for easy operation.

Zip 8 Ladder

Zip 8 Ladders

ZIP 8 heavy duty retractable ladders, made to order to suit any floor to ceiling height.

Zip 8 Vertical Ladder

Vertical Zip Ladders

Manufactured for vertical wall access and is made to order for such a situation.

Drop down Ladder

Drop down

In an emergency this permanently fixed ladder changes from a slim drainpipe unit into a safe means of escape.



Surespan Speed Klamp roof handrailing system manufactured from galvanised 'Slip-on' fittings.

This combination offers the most cost effective handrail system for replacement or new installations 'To match the life of your building'. Freestanding roof handrail or fixed rails offer the ultimate edge guard system, to complete your roof access requirements.

Find Out More

Safety Rails

Safety Rails

Roof hatches are available with a built-on handrail which provides extra safety for when the hatch is in use.



Surespan Speed Klamp roof handrailing system manufactured from galvanised 'Slip-on' fittings.



Surespan access equipment can be supplied with associated control systems, from electrics incorporating smoke detectors through pneumatics and solar power to hydraulic cylinders for heavy duty access covers.

Find Out More



From a simple single operator control through to full control systems incorporating smoke detectors.



Provide higher power to size ratio to electric actuators therefore operating cylinders can fit into smaller places.



Clean and efficient way of operating our hatches in environments where compressed air is freely available.

Solar Power

Solar Power

Positioned on the roof can be connected to purpose made control panel that can be positioned to suit.

NBS Library


A wide range of products available as BIM Models and NBS Spec Sheets. Contact us for more information or click the link below to access the downloads.


Contact us for the latest info

+44 (0)1922 711185

CPD Seminar

Free CPD Seminars

Surespan has developed a series of approved seminars aimed at architects and specifiers.

Our latest seminar, entitled 'Access and Escape' covers the following topics:

  • Access and escape from buildings and underground car parks
  • Information on EN12101-2 and CE marking
  • Access equipment operation & control systems

Construction & Architecture

The seminar is free and can also be presented at your premises at a time to suit you.

It lasts around 45 minutes and includes product demos, legislative documents and literature.

Book a Free CPD Seminar >>

Surespan Company

Surespan is the market leader in the innovative design and manufacture of roof hatches, floor access covers and ladders, which can all be built to order. We pride ourselves on offering clients the complete 'Access Package', as we are also able to offer ceiling and wall access panels, glazed roof lights, floor ducting as well as a maintenance-free roof handrailing system.

Find Out More

Surespan Brands

  • Addlite

    Sun Tunnels

    Addlite is an online shop set up as a distributor of natural daylighting systems, including sun tunnels, sunpipes and polycarbonate skylights.

    Find Out More

  • Jakdor

    Jakdor Access Panel

    Manufactured by Surespan, Jakdor provide a full range of access panels for internal and external uses.

    Find Out More

  • Surespan Rooflights

    Surespan Rooflights

    Surespan Rooflights are an innovative and reliable natural daylight solution for both commercial and domestic projects.

    Find Out More

Meeting the Right Standards

BSI Certified
CE marking
NARM Certified
BM Trada Certified
CPD Architects and Construction

NBS Plus
NFRC Certified
The Administration of Civil Defence
Riba Product Certified
Yale University Floor Access Covers

Yale University
Wright Laboratory

Surespan have supplied a large floor access cover for Yale University

Wright Lab, Yale University

National Oil Well

Roof hatch for oil industry

National Oilwell Varco were unable to build tall manifold assemblies due to the restricted height of their factory. They turned to Surespan for help.

National Oilwell Varco, Dunfermline

Biomass Access

Lithuania Biomass Access

Surespan worked with engineering consultants AF Consult to come up with an effective solution.

Fortum, Lithuania

National Criminal Justice

National Criminal Justice

Surespan was chosen by Archial Architects to custom design a hatch to provide access to a Biomass storage plant at the new Criminal Justice Centre.

National Criminal Justice Centre

Contact us

Leamore Close
Leamore Enterprise Park

Walsall, West Midlands
WS2 7NL, England

Telephone: +44 (0)1922 711185
Fax: +44 (0)1922 714099
E-mail: sales@surespancovers.com

VAT No. 559 605 804
Registered in England No. 2432359
© 2000 - 2015 Copyright Surespan Limited
Surespan Ltd